This wild and woolly landscape will delight, disparage, or horrify even the hardiest of souls. Bottom line: unless you live there, Northern California is most likely one of those places you'd really like to visit someday, but you never quite muster the time or sheer intrepidity to launch that expedition. For good reason. If the very real prospect of becoming a great white shark's evening meal fails to deter you, the adverse weather patterns with their horizontal rain storms and raw Jurassic swells might. In fact, it takes a veritable mini-miracle for tide, wind, and swell to coalesce into surfable conditions on this largely 'lost' coast.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.